Clinical News

BSG Regional Endoscopy Quality Improvement Leads

Monday, 27 February 2017 09:11

As part of the Endoscopy Quality Improvement Programme the BSG are looking to appoint regional Endoscopy Quality Improvement Leads. These individuals should have a passion for endoscopy and a desire to support improvement in the quality of endoscopy in their region. The leads will work with the national EQIP team to promote quality and QI measures. Each lead will be encouraged to enlist regional colleagues to support them in championing QI in the various different endoscopy disciplines. These are non-remunerated posts but resources will be available to support QI measures. If you wish to apply for one of these posts please send a single page CV and a covering letter explaining why you would like to undertake this role by 27th March to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Thanksgiving service for Dr Basil C Morson

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 12:47

A service of thanksgiving will be held on Tuesday 2 May 2017 at 10.30 am at St James' Church, Spanish Place in London to commemorate the life and works of Dr Basil C Morson.

All are welcome to attend. Please indicate your intention to attend this Service, which will be fully choral with the Choir of St James' Church with Iestyn Evans, Director of Music to - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Subject - BCM Service)

This Service precedes the Scientific Meeting The Past, Present and Future of Colorectal Cancer: The Legacy of Dr Basil C Morson to be held later on 2 May 2017 at The Royal Society of Medicine from 1.00 pm.

Further details may be obtained from the RSM:
Tel - 020 7290 3941
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IBD Registry: January Headlines

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 15:34

  • Participation continues to grow, with 85 sites now set up to enter data into the IBD Registry, and over 22,893 patient records submitted. If you have not yet registered to participate in the IBD Registry, would like help uploading your data, or have any other registry related queries please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • The RCP audit now has closed so IBD teams need to export their data if they haven't already done so.
  • A data visualisation module for the Registry Web Tool will be piloted soon.
  • NHS England has included the IBD Registry Biologics Audit on the Quality Accounts list for the coming year.
  • Trusts in England are being asked for a £2,500 subscription fee to help the BSG cover the costs of the Biologics Audit. Trusts responding by 15th March will benefit from 40% discount.
  • To help you get the most out of Registry participation, the IBD Registry 2017 Roadshow will visit Birmingham, Cardiff, Darlington, Exeter, London, Sheffield and Warrington in May/ June, and Glasgow in the autumn. Register your interest at http://ibdrroadshow2017.eventreference.com/
  • A PhD opportunity at University of Liverpool on record-keeping in patients with IBD using electronic patient record systems is open for applications until 13th February https://www.findaphd.com/search/projectDetails.aspx?PJID=82615

Scoping Workshop FIT for Symptomatic Patients

Friday, 27 January 2017 15:50

NHS England, in partnership with the British Society of Gastroenterology and the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, are hosting a day-long workshop on the 8th March to discuss the way forward on use potential use of Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) in the colorectal symptomatic population. We would like to invite those who are either already collecting data around this use of FIT, or are interested in collecting data to attend.

If you would like to attend please contact Dr Robert Logan ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) before the 14th February. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

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